Archives for August 2011

Eric Cantor: SO full of…..Sympathy

It has been said that when opportunities are found, fortunes are made and/or the course of events can change.  Some people are great at finding opportunities in any given situation — and that’s not always a good thing.When I think of Eric Cantor (US Representative from Virginia and House Majority Leader), this word comes to mind:

op·por·tun·ist  (pr-tnst, -ty-)
  • A person who takes immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
  • A person who places expediency above principle
  • A person who adapts his actions, responses, etc., to take advantage of opportunities

What’s with this guy?  … [Read more]

Gas Companies are Becoming a Fracking Nuisance

I’ve been wondering something…With all of the things that are on the local and national agendas to discuss why hasn’t the issue of ‘fracking‘ made it to higher up on the list?  Actually, this shouldn’t have to be discussed; it’s actually ridiculous that this situation has been allowed to come so far.  It’s supposed to be a no-brainer that toxins should not be pumped into the ground to pollute our soil and water.… [Read more]

Oh Lord…

I like spiritual people; I can appreciate folks who use whatever means necessary to find peace and bring serenity into their lives without hurting and/or imposing upon other people.  It’s the fake religious folks, those with that ‘moral Christian soldier’ agenda who make my arse itch.The field of candidates for the office of President of the United States has widened… well, OK, we lost one applicant running for the position: Tim *YAWN* Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota — we now have Rick Perry, governor of Texas, among the other political luminaries *cough!!*  such as Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain *LOL!!* and Rick Santorum *Google ‘Santorum’ HAHAHA!!*

*Sigh*   Yep…Perry is just what America needs, that is, if we’re interested in placing another religious zealot from Texas in the White House.  … [Read more]

London’s Struggle…and Similarities in the U.S.

It’s difficult to comment while sitting in another country and watching the city of my birth undergoing a police crackdown and clean-up which is the aftermath of recent events…but what is more difficult is trying to understand why things haven’t changed much.  At ALL.  When I was growing up I used to hear the adults around me say that people are people no matter where they are, their colour, nationality, etc.; they said that if people are placed in the same types of circumstances, and kept there without much hope for a change into better circumstances, they tend to react the same way.… [Read more]

Thanks A Whole Lot, S&P!

I’ve been watching the news and the reports are saying things to the effect of now that Standard & Poor’s  (S&P) has issued their report, the ‘dust can settle’.  REALLY?!?  How can anyone say that in the face of the stock market tanking like it has over the past several days?  Thanks a whole lot, S&P!!… [Read more]

What Now?

I thought I would end up posting the very minute that the latest governmental fiasco deal was strong-armed and threatened debated into existence but, frankly, I’ve spent the last few days trying to find any upside to this latest episode.  I’m still searching and, given some of the reports that are not getting any mention in the press, maybe there’s more to this than meets the eye.  … [Read more]